By: Jeremiah Mulbah
The Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas has announced the construction of a resource center soon in Liberia for Liberian students especially students in the sciences.
Making the disclosure to Bana FM Thursday, November 3, 2022, the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas board chair Alfred Sieh announced that ULAA has already procured land in Monrovia for the construction of the resource center.
“We have already purchased the land in Monrovia, and we are working so hard to get the project started soon” Mr. Sieh added.
According to him, the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas has realized that most of the students who failed in public exams in Liberia are mainly from the science courses.
He added, upon the completion of the resource center, there will be Chemistry and Physics laboratories attached to the facilities for students in the sciences.
“The government alone cannot do everything that is why we are coming in to help. The only way to reduce the high illiterate rate in Liberia is by educating the young people. As an institution, we have realized that most of our students’ failures are from the sciences and construction of the resource center will help greatly”.
Mr. Sieh said if Liberia`s education system will get better, all the responsibilities should not be shoulder on government alone, all well-meaning Liberians who are passionate about a better Liberia should get involved.
The ULAA Board Chairman lauded the Liberian government for its exceptional role in the educational sector of Liberia, adding though all is not hundred percent, but says with the help of other good Liberians, things will get better.
“The government needs to start inviting other Liberians abroad to go home and help. There are people with vast knowledge in different kinds of professions outside Liberia. Inviting them to help in other sectors of the country will be very necessary” Mr. Sieh mentioned.
The ULAA board chair also announced that they are looking at the possibility of establishing a diaspora bank in Liberia to make it easier for Liberians in the diaspora to invest in Liberia.
“Most of the banks in Liberia are owned by foreigners and this is a serious risk to our country. The establishment of a diaspora bank will help significantly because Liberians in the diaspora will invest. Not only investing, but Liberians home will have the opportunity to work.
Most of our brothers and sisters here (USA) might one day retired and having the diaspora bank in Liberia, it means they will already have something to live by when they go home”